Technical And Vocational Education and Training Authority(TVETA)

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training ACT (TVET) Act 2013  No. 29 of 2013 was assented to by the president on 14th January, 2013. The Act establishes A Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority.

Dr. Kipkirui Langat – DIRECTOR GENERAL / C.E.O

Langat was appointed the first Director General of TVET Authority on 30th April 2015. He is joining the Authority with wealth of experience from both public and private sector. He has close to 20 years’ experience in TVET sector having joined Rift Valley Training Institute as Assistant lecturer in the Department of Automotive Engineering in 1996. He was promoted to a position of lecturer and appointed head of Department in 1998. He joined Eldoret Polytechnic in 2002 as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering before being appointed Deputy Dean of students a year later. In 2004 he joined Egerton University as a lecturer in the Department of Industrial and Energy Engineering. While in Egerton University, he was instrumental in implementation and reviewing Bachelor of Industrial Technology programme where he was programme coordinator, and Examination and Timetabling officer until 2008. In 2009, he was appointed programme coordinator for Twinning Programme between Western Michigan University, USA and Egerton University. He was also among a team of experts who developed Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Kenya. He was a subject panel for Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering between 1999 and 2004 at Kenya Institute of Education.

In the last 10 years, Dr. Langat has been working with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in developing policies and guidelines for transport emissions in East Africa Region. He was instrumental in the training of motor vehicle inspectors in Kenya and Rwanda. Since 2014, he has been advising East African Community in harmonization of standards for importation of used motor vehicles in the region. He is a member of Technical Committee on Road Transport Standards at the Kenya Bureau of Standards and a consultant for Boston Garage Equipment UK since 2007. He holds Bachelor of Education in Technology Education, Master of Philosophy in Technology Education (Automotive Technology) and Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) all from Moi University, and Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Systems and Management from Egerton University. He is a fellow member of Institution of Engineering Technologists and Technicians (IET) of Kenya. He has widely published in the areas of transport emissions and TVET.



To promote access, equity, quality and relevance in Technical and Vocational Education and Training by regulating, inspecting, registering, accrediting and licensing institutions and programmes.


To be a leading Authority in the regulation, quality assurance and accreditation of technical and vocational and training for the provision of Competent Human capital

TVETA Mission

To regulate and coordinate Technical and Vocational Education and Training through registration and licensing of institutions and trainers and the development of standards and guidelines for a globally competitive human capital

Core values

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Public Participation
  • Team work
  • Efficiency


Education and Training for a competent nation.

The functions of TVETA

  • Accredit and inspect programmes and courses;
  • Advise and make recommendations to the Cabinet Secretary on all matters related to training;
  • Determine the national technical and vocational training objectives;
  • Promote access and relevance of training programmes within the framework of the overall national socio-economic development plans and policies;
  • Prescribe the minimum criteria for admission to training institutions and programmes in order to promote access, equity and gender parity.
  • Recognize and equate qualifications awarded by local or foreign technical and vocational education institutions’ in accordance with the Standards and guidelines set out by the Authority from time to time;
  • Develop plans, and guidelines for the effective implementation of the provisions of the TVET Act;
  • Establish a training system which meets the needs of both the formal and informal Sectors,
  • Collect, examine and publish information relating to training;
  • Inspect, license, register and accredit training institutions;
  • Advise On the development of schemes of service for trainers;
  • Assure quality and relevance in programmes of training;
  • Liaise with the national and- county governments and with the public and the private sector on matters relating to training;
  • Undertake, or cause to be undertaken, regular monitoring, evaluation and inspection of training and institutions to ensure compliance with set standards and guidelines;
  • Mobilize resources for development of training;
  • Ensure the maintenance of standards, quality and relevance in all aspects of training, including training by or through open, distance and electronic learning;
  • Approve the process of introduction of new training programmes and review existing programmes in Technical and Vocational Education and Training Board institutions;

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Last Update: November 12, 2021
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